SCW Fitness Education's Midwest MANIA® Fitness Convention offers a vast array of workshops on every fitness topic imaginable, ranging from Personal Training to Pilates, from Yoga to Pregnancy, and from Aquatics to Aging. Additionally, specialty areas such as Kids Programming, Biomechanics, Nutrition, and Sales & Management are offered. MANIA® is widely considered to be the One-Stop convention by many Fitness Professionals! SCW Fitness Education has now been conducting the largest national fitness conventions for well over two decades. Enjoy over 200 sessions from over 70 industry leaders. To stretch your education dollar, we have made MANIA® your one-stop shop! Our diverse curriculum will be a driving force guaranteeing that you get the most out of your MANIA® experience.




SCW Fitness Education is a nationally recognized fitness education body that provides exercise programming solutions, hands-on instructor certifications, continuing education courses and national conventions to fitness professionals since 1987. SCW is the distributor of the Les Mills group fitness programs in the Midwest and created and distributes WATERinMOTION; a pre-choreographed, quarterly-released, aquatic exercise program offered worldwide. Aquatic Professionals, Personal Trainers, Group Exercise Instructors, Small Group Training Leaders, Cycling Teachers, Mind-Body Experts, Sport Specific Training Teachers and many more get certified through SCW Fitness Education and go on to attend one of our seven MANIA® Fitness Professional Training Events in Philadelphia, California, Florida, Atlanta, Dallas, Midwest (Chicago), and Boston. Partnering with organizations like Club Industry and THRSA, a regional branch of IHRSA, SCW also attracts Managers, Directors and Owners of clubs and facilities nationwide to our business and management tracks. SCW and its many offerings are "where fitness professionals go to learn."

MANIA® Conventions supply you with up to 21 Continuing Education Credits during the three-day convention and pre-convention certifications. SCW, AFAA, ACE, ACSM, AEA and others accept MANIA® CECs. SCW is committed to offering the maximum number of Continuing Education Credits possible and therefore utilizes only certified presenters or presenters with fitness-related graduate and undergraduate degrees. Please check with your certifying body to determine the exact number of CECs required for credential maintenance. All courses are subject to CEC approval by the corresponding education body.


Dear Fitness Industry Professional,

Welcome to Midwest MANIA® and THANK YOU for your support!

Midwest MANIA® promises an exciting weekend complete with the highest standards of professional fitness education. This year’s Midwest MANIA® is plentiful with Personal Training sessions as well as our new featured Keynote speech, presented by Lawrence Biscontini, MA. In addition, we are proud to announce that we will be offering numerous Les Mills® Programs, featuring the new Les Mills GRIT® program. Be sure not to miss our Sunday Les Mills® Mega Quarterly at combined discount prices.

We welcome Crunch Fitness, MOi Cycle®, CardioBOUNCE™, YogaFit and extend our sincere gratitude to long-time partners in education: SPRI®, Schwinn® Cycling, RealRyder® Indoor Cycling, Savvier Fitness®, Zumba®, Power Music®, Dynamax™, BOSU®, Gray Institute, Indo-Row®, JumpSport®, Masala Bhangra®, Piloxing®, Trigger Point Performance Therapy, Dynamix® and YES! Fitness Music whose continued support ensures SCW Fitness Education brings MANIA® to your region each year.

Midwest MANIA® offers a diverse curriculum and will be a driving force guaranteeing that you get the most out of your MANIA® experience. Please be sure to visit the EXPO and get all the equipment, DVDs, books, and apparel that you need to ensure that you are well-equipped for 2013!

Happy training,

Sara Kooperman, JD
CEO, SCW Fitness Education